The Gift

2011 ArtPrize Entry
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And a small voice whispered, “This is my heart. Pinned to you before you depart. Given to you, so you’ll always know, The love deep inside you. waiting to grow.” The Gift, is a three dimensional children’s book created using vintage and discarded books and journals on the subjects of God and love, stories that embodied the ideas of journey and longing, hope and trust. The pages from these books were then hand painted and each piece of illustration was hand cut, bringing together the many words and voices spoken inside these forgotten pages. The book and story were created as my family journeyed through the process of recovery, as we followed our own hearts to a place of healing. The Gift, is an exercise in the transformative power of art, the surrender to our own interior voice and the many ways every story carries with it a different version of itself, unfolding to reveal the person we were made to be.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: cut paper
  • Width: 45
  • Year created: 2010
  • Height: 3

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Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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